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Affinivax to collaboration with ClearPath and Astellas to develop vaccines to prevent nosocomial infections

Affinivax to collaboration with ClearPath and Astellas to develop vaccines to prevent nosocomial infections

28 Oct 2015

Collaboration will utilize Affinivax’s novel MAPS Vaccine Technology Platform.

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Agilent Technologies introduces industry’s most sensitive GC/MSD system

Agilent Technologies introduces industry’s most sensitive GC/MSD system

27 Oct 2015

Pollutants and contaminants can now be detected at previously undetectable levels.

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BioGenes launches enhanced generic E.coli host cell protein assay for biomanufacturing

BioGenes launches enhanced generic E.coli host cell protein assay for biomanufacturing

27 Oct 2015

The E.coli|360-HCP ELISA allows sponsors and biotech companies to postpone the development of a cost-intensive specific HCP assay until a more informed decision on the success of a biologic in development can be made.

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Amgen receives CHMP positive opinion for Imlygic

Amgen receives CHMP positive opinion for Imlygic

25 Oct 2015

If approved by the European Commission, Imlygic would be the first in a class of novel agents known as oncolytic immunotherapies.

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Lilly and AstraZeneca expand immuno-oncology research collaboration with new combinations

Lilly and AstraZeneca expand immuno-oncology research collaboration with new combinations

23 Oct 2015

AstraZeneca's anti-PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, durvalumab (MEDI4736), will be combined with Lilly molecules that target the immune system.

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Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for the first IL-17A inhibitor Cosentyx to treat ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis

Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for the first IL-17A inhibitor Cosentyx to treat ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis

23 Oct 2015

Cosentyx demonstrated rapid onset of action and long-term sustainability in patients with and without prior treatment using anti-tumour-necrosis-factor (anti-TNF) therapy.

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Metrion Biosciences becomes independent CRO

Metrion Biosciences becomes independent CRO

22 Oct 2015

Management team completes buy out of specialist ion channel research business from Xention.

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Impax receives FDA approval for generic version of Intuniv (guanfacine)

Impax receives FDA approval for generic version of Intuniv (guanfacine)

22 Oct 2015

Third generic product approved since the resolution of the warning letter at the Hayward facility.

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Novartis broadens immuno-oncology pipeline with acquisition of Admune Therapeutics

Novartis broadens immuno-oncology pipeline with acquisition of Admune Therapeutics

21 Oct 2015

With four programs currently in clinical trials and five more expected to enter the clinic by the end of 2016, Novartis has rapidly built a robust portfolio of programs focused on stimulating the body's immune system to combat cancers.

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Synta announces termination for futility of ganetespib Phase III GALAXY-2 trial in lung cancer

Synta announces termination for futility of ganetespib Phase III GALAXY-2 trial in lung cancer

21 Oct 2015

IDMC concludes that the addition of ganetespib to docetaxel is unlikely to demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in the primary endpoint of overall survival compared to docetaxel alone.

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Shire provides update on next steps for lifitegrast in light of FDA CRL

Shire provides update on next steps for lifitegrast in light of FDA CRL

20 Oct 2015

Company plans to refile lifitegrast submission in the first quarter of 2016.

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Shire receives FDA complete response letter for lifitegrast NDA and plans to respond with OPUS-3 trial

Shire receives FDA complete response letter for lifitegrast NDA and plans to respond with OPUS-3 trial

19 Oct 2015

Topline results from OPUS-3 Trial expected before year-end.

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